Rinzai Maui Obon Festival

The 2018 Rinzai Maui Obon Festival is being held August 18th
the Service begins at 6pm and the Dance Starts at 7pm

The Rinzai Zen Mission is pleased to invite you, your family, and friends to our Obon service and dance. Please come and experience the traditional dance styles of Okinawa, the only one of its kind on Maui.

We look forward to seeing all of you as we share our live Okinawan music and performances as well as the delicacies offered by our community.

In Gassho,
Alan Nago, President
and Board of Directors
Rinzai Zen Mission

We welcome donations of baked goods, pickles, plants, flowers, and vegetables. Please watch this place for the date and time to drop off your donated items.

No rice dishes, please, and also no items with cream fillings or homemade frosting (commercial frosting okay).

Regarding food items, please provide ingredient labels, listing ingredients in descending order of quantity. And please enclose containers in plastic wrap or baggies to prevent ants from getting into them.

Thank you for your generosity.

Handicapped parking with placard will be the same, in temple grounds. All others will be asked to park in the soccer field. (Entrance is on the right before entrance to the temple.) Maui Zendo will be in charge of parking so please follow their instructions.

Tanagyo (Obon home service):
Rev. Yamaguchi is ready to take phone calls from you who wish to have an Obon service at home. Please make an appointment by calling 268-2209.

The Maui Nui OBON Schedule is as follows
  • Kahului Jodo Mission: June 22-23, 7:30 p.m., 325 Laau St. Info: 871-4911.
  • Lahaina Jodo Mission: July 7, 8 p.m., 12 Ala Moana St. Info: 661-4304.
  • Lanai Hongwanji Mission: July 14, 7 p.m., 1364 Fraser Ave. Info: 565-6817.
  • Mantokuji Soto Mission of Paia: July 13-14, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., 253 Hana Highway. Info: 579-8051.
  • Kahului Hongwanji Mission: July 20-21, 7:30 p.m., 291 S. Puunene Ave., with servĀ­ices at 6 p.m. both nights. Info: 871-4732.
  • Guzeiji Soto Mission of Molokai: July 28, 6:30 to 9 p.m., 90 Hotel Lane in Kaunakakai, with taiko performance at 8 p.m. Info: 658-0943.
  • Makawao Hongwanji Mission: July 27-28, 7 p.m., 1074 Makawao Ave. Info: 572-7229.
  • Wailuku Hongwanji Mission: Aug. 3-4, 8 p.m., 1828 Vineyard St., with service at 6:45 p.m. both nights. Info: 244-0406.
  • Lahaina Hongwanji Mission: Aug. 10-11, 7:30 p.m., 551 Wainee St., with service at 6 p.m. both nights. Info: 661-0640.
  • Rinzai Zen Mission: Aug. 18, 7 p.m., 120 Alawai Road, Paia, with service at 6 p.m. Info: 579-9921.
  • Kula Shofukuji Shingon Mission: Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m., 113 Puanani Place. Info: 878-1833.
Photos below by Masako Cordray

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